Ohio Department of Corrections (DOC) is responsible for custody and management of prisoners serving sentence in Ohio prisons. It also manages offenders on probation and parole in Ohio. It maintains online database of list of offenders currently in prison, fugitives, recent releases, absconders and escapes.
Ohio Department of Corrections (DOC) manages and maintains law and order across 1 State Prisons.
770 West Broad Street Columbus, Ohio 43222
Q: How to find if someone is currently detained at Ohio Department of Corrections (DOC)?
Ohio maintains an online database of all the arrested prisoners. The list is updated weekly. To search for an inmate , please follow these steps to check if an inmate is incarcerated in DOC facility:
Step 1: Open the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Offender Search service page. https://appgateway.drc.ohio.gov/OffenderSearch
Step 2: Enter the first/last name of the inmate and click on “Submit” button.
Step 3: If there are any results matching your search criteria, a list of all inmates should be displayed.
Q: What if you are not able to find the inmate in Ohio Department of Corrections (DOC)?
Are you sure the inmate you are looking for is incarcerated in a facility managed by the Ohio DOC? You might also want to check:
Q: What if you are still unable to find any results?
It means the inmate is transferred to another state prison or federal prison facility or has been released from jail. Check the Nationwide Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate search page for more details on how to search for inmate.
Q: What are the visitation rules of Ohio DOC?
Any individual with valid government ID and who isn’t on felony probation is allowed to visit an inmate. Children below 18 years, must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
For more information one can call on (614) 387-0588.
Q: What are the rules to contact an inmate of Ohio DOC?
The only way an inmate may speak with you over the telephone is when he calls you. No inmate may receive a telephone call from outside the institution. All inmate calls shall be collected and you are responsible for the charges.
Information about the offender phone system for the Ohio DOC is available here
Q: How can you send money to an inmate at the Ohio DOC? ?
Money is really helpful for inmate. However, they are not allowed to have cash. Instead, they can receive money either into their commissary account or directly into their inmate’s account. Please note that regardless of the method you go for, there are several key information you will need to provide including the inmate full name and the inmate identification number.
To find out how to send money to an inmate at the Ohio DOC, please visit this page.
Q: How can you reach out to the Ohio DOC Victim Information Notification System?
The Ohio DOC has set up a victim information notification system called VINE that you can visit by clicking here. This network provides timely and trustworthy information on inmate status. It is free of charge and is available 24/7. You can contact them by email at [email protected]
Q: For any other questions you can reach the Ohio DOC
by email: [email protected]
by phone: (614) 387-0588
Ohio DOC has a research team which published inmates statistics. Please check the August 2019 monthly statistics available here to get the latest detailed representation of the DOC programs, activities and trends such as inmate population, demographics and personnel turnover.